Blog note. Jesus indicated that ‘fearful sights’ (various natural disasters) would occur leading up to the time known as the Tribulation and Great Tribulation (a combined seven year period of great destruction on earth). Although these types of things have occurred in the past for centuries and thousands of years, they could be identified as the ‘season of the times’ due to the ferociousness of these events. They would be occurring in greater intensity, severity, frequency, size, duration, scope … just like the pains that a women experiences in labor the farther along she is in the labor process. We are in the ‘season of the times’ that comes just before the seven (7) year Tribulation/Great Tribulation period
… And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).
… And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; (Luke 21:25)
… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)
… This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. (2 Timothy 3:1)
Jesus is giving a series of prophecies about what to look for as the age of grace comes to a close. These verses are several of many such prophecies from throughout the Bible. 2017 was the worst year in recorded history for the intensity, frequency, severity, duration and occurrence of a large number of severe natural disasters worldwide. Earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, torrential flooding, unprecedented wildfires in unusual places, devastating droughts, excessive/scorching heat setting records everywhere, record snowfalls in Europe and Russia. Snow in the Arabia. This list can go on. Most studied Eschatologists believe these ‘fearful sights’ and massive natural disasters are all part of the ‘CONVERGENCE’ of signs that this Biblical and prophetic age is closing. Most people who study prophecy are familiar with the routine reference(s) made that these things will be like a woman having labor pains that occur in greater severity, frequency, size and duration prior to giving birth. End of note.
Floods and landslides death toll jumps to 59, 25 missing in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. “I’ve never seen something this bad – this is the worst.”
Posted by Teo Blašković on January 25, 2019. Watchers.news
Deadly floods and landslides triggered by several days of heavy rain left at least 59 people dead and 25 missing in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, BNPB’s Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said January 25, 2019.
At least 47 people were injured and 3 481 evacuated after heavy rain and strong winds hit South Sulawesi on January 23 and 24, causing rivers to burst their banks. 4,857 homes were submerged and 79 damaged in 106 villages across South Sulawesi. In addition, a least 9 bridges were damaged or destroyed and at least 11 876 hectares (29 350 acres) of paddy fields are underwater.
The death toll almost doubled in just 24 hours, from 30 to 59.
Gowa district was the worst hit, with 44 casualties, Head of South Sulawesi’s disaster mitigation agency Syamsibar told AFP. “I’ve never seen something this bad – this is the worst,” Syamsibar said. The floods started to recede in parts of the province on January 24, but authorities still urge people to remain cautious and be aware of the possibility of new floods and landslides.